Choosing the best hotel for your holiday needs can be a difficult choice at the best of times, especially when you don’t really understand the difference between the various board options that are available. While booking cheap hotels through Hotels4U couldn’t be simpler, knowing which board basis would be the most ideal for your needs while also providing you with the best value for money is essential.

Regardless of where you choose to travel, whether it’s a beach break or something more cultural, the options you have for your hotel stay depend largely on the hotel you choose to stay in but include:

Bed and Breakfast

This one does exactly what it says on the tin. You are paying for your hotel room and breakfast every day and as such, you can expect to see lower price tags. This board option is a popular choice for city breaks, giving visitors the chance to explore the city and sample the various restaurants on offer.

Half Board

Popular with beachside hotels, half board provides you with top notch accommodation as well as breakfast and dinner per day, meaning that it’s your responsibility to sort what you have at lunchtime. It’s a popular choice for many holidaymakers who can’t justify the expense of all inclusive, while also providing the opportunity to enjoy the local cuisine during the lunchtime service.

All inclusive

More and more people are choosing all inclusive options, particularly those travelling as a family, because the value for money often outweighs the initial outlay. All food is included, from breakfast right through until supper, as well as snacks, soft drinks and in most resorts, alcohol too (although it’s usually the local alternative to premium imports). Perfect if you have a lot of mouths to feed, especially kids who need plenty of drinks and ice creams throughout the days.


Regardless of the board basis you choose, as long as you book a good hotel in a destination you’ll love, you’ll return home feeling revitalised with your batteries thoroughly recharged.